#5. Casual Ted

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Published: 10.20.2017
Level 4   |   Time: 2:39
Accent: American
Source: How I met your mother [S1 E02]

Ted wants to ask Robin out on a date without asking Robin out on a date.


    

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triangle Vocabulary


  • run into (someone) [phv] - meet someone accidentally
  • the station [n] - a TV station
  • a relapse [n] - become sick again after being cured
  • blow it [exp] - fail
  • move on [phv] - forget about something from the past
  • squeak [v] - make a high short sound (like a mouse)
  • something else [exp] - something unusual
  • come on strong [exp] - be aggressive
  • stay between us [exp] - be a secret
  • a flapper [n] - a mouth
  • Fort Knox [n] - a very safe place (where gold is stored)
  • ask (someone) out [phv] - ask on a date
  • the whole happily-ever-after thing [exp] - get married
  • spin (something) [exp] - make a good story
  • get high [exp] - feel good because of drugs
  • mack on (someone) [phv] - flirt / try to talk to (hit on)
  • bump into (someone) [phv] - meet someone accidentally
  • a chance encounter [exp] - an unplanned meeting
  • a stalker [n] - a person who harasses or hunts someone in an obsessive way

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb, [phv] - phrasal verb,  [exp] - expression


triangle Background


picture picture picture picture picture
Ted Robin Lily Marshall Barney
  • Ted, Barney, Marshall and Lily are best friends who live in New York.
  • Lily and Marshall are engaged.
  • Ted recently went on a "failed" date with Robin.
  • Robin is a TV news reporter.

triangle Questions


  1. How long has passed since Ted and Robin's date?
    an hour
    a day
    a week

  2. How long have Robin and Lily been friends?
    for a year or two
    for a week or two
    for an hour or two

  3. Why does Robin leave?
    She doesn't like Ted.
    She has to go to work.
    She has a date with another guy.

  4. How does Ted feel about Robin?
    He wants to be friends.
    He is in love with her.
    He is not sure.

  5. How does Barney feel about Ted liking Robin?
    He hates it.
    He fully supports it.
    He is jealous.

  6. What does Robin think of Ted?
    He is immature.
    He is unusual.
    He is aggressive.
    He is charming.
    He is handsome.
    He is sweet.

  7. What kind of relationship does Robin want?
    serious
    casual
    open

  8. What does Robin ask Lily to do?
    Lie to Ted.
    Not tell Ted anything.
    Arrange a date with Ted.

  9. Does Lily do it?
    Yes
    No

  10. Why does Ted decide to have a party?
    He is depressed.
    He wants to celebrate.
    He wants to invite Robin.

  11. When does Ted want to hold the party?
    tonight
    tomorrow night
    next Friday

  12. What is Lily doing to Barney?
    Rubbing her foot on his leg.
    Smiling at him too much.
    Trying to kiss him.

  13. Why is she doing that to Barney?
    She thinks it is Marshall's leg.
    She is attracted to Barney.
    She is drunk.

  14. How will Ted ask Robin to the party?
    He will call her and ask.
    He will send her a text message and ask.
    He will meet her accidentally and ask.

  15. What does Lily call Ted?
    a stalker
    an idiot
    a romantic


triangle Discussion


  1. What is your opinion of Ted? Is he creepy? Cute? Romantic? Why?
  2. If you were one of Ted\'s friends, what advice would you give him?
  3. When Marshall sees his wife, he gives her a passionate kiss. Is this romantic, cute, or creepy? What is the best way to greet your husband/wife in public?
  4. What is the most casual way to invite someone to meet (in a group situation)?
  5. What is the most casual way to invite someone to meet (one to one)?
  6. When a friend shares your secret with other people, how do you react?

triangle Script




So, a week went by and I decided not to call her.

So, you're not gonna call her? You went from 'I think I'm in love with you' to 'I'm not gonna call her'?

I wasn't in love with her, okay? I was briefly in love with the abstract concept of getting married. It had absolutely nothing to do with Robin. Robin?

Hey.

Look who I ran into.

Since when do you guys know each other?

Oh, since about here. Lily recognized me from the news ... Hello, sailor.

They just got engaged.

Well, I should get back to the station. See you guys. Nice seeing you, Ted.

Yeah, you, too.

Thanks.

Damn it!

What?

I'm in love with her.

No. As your sponsor, I will not let you relapse. You blew it. It's over. Move on.

I don't know. I just have this feeling she's the future Mrs. Ted Mosby.

(SQUEAKING)

Lily, you squeaked? She said something about me, didn't she? Come on, spill it, Red.

Fine. So, what do we think of Ted?

Ted's something else.

Huh? I'm gonna spin that as good. Lots of guys are something, I'm something else.

He comes on a little strong.

But that's part of my charm.

But that's part of his charm.

Oh, totally. I mean, he's sweet, he's charming, he's just looking for something a little bit more serious than I am. I mean, the most I can handle right now is something casual. This just stays between us, right?

Are you kidding? This flapper, Fort Knox. Oops.

She wants casual? Okay, I'll be casual. I'm gonna be a mushroom cloud of casual. You know why? 'Cause it's a game. I wanted to skip to the end and do the whole happily-ever-after thing, but you don't get there unless you play the game.

So you gonna ask her out?

Yeah. No! I can't ask her out, because if I ask her out I'm asking her out. So how do I ask her out without asking her out?

Did you guys get high?

I got it. I don't ask her out. I invite her to our party next Friday.

We're having a party next Friday?

We are now. Casual.

Yeah, 'cause nothing says 'casual' like inviting a hundred people over just to mack on one girl. Oh, and Lily, that's my leg.

You waited five minutes to tell me that?

All right, so call her up.

No, calling's not casual. I just got to bump into her somewhere. Now, if only I knew her schedule, I could arrange a chance encounter.

That's great, Ted. You'll be the most casual staIker ever.


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